NHS Says Scilly’s Hospital Food Hygiene Failings Have Been Rectified

St Mary's hospital

St Mary’s hospital

The NHS Trust responsible for St Mary’s Hospital in Scilly says all the deficiencies picked up in a recent food hygiene inspection have been addressed.

Environmental Health officers said the hospital’s kitchen required “major improvement” and rated it as ‘1’ on the Food Standards Agency’s national rating scheme, following a visit in February.

Establishments serving food receive one of six grades, ranging from the best, 5, down to the worst at 0.

During inspections, an Environmental Health Officer will check how hygienically the food is handled – how it is prepared, cooked, re-heated, cooled and stored.

They also look at the cleanliness, layout, lighting and ventilation in the kitchen, as well as how well it is being managed.

St Mary’s Hospital received a poor score for confidence in the management, while food hygiene was ‘fair’ and the condition of the facility was ‘good.’

In a statement, Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust said: “The food hygiene inspection was undertaken in February 2016, and the Trust became responsible for the services provided from St Mary’s Hospital on 1 April 2016.

“We are pleased to confirm that since the inspection was carried out in February, all the areas identified by the inspector have been rectified. We have asked for the hospital premises to be re-inspected.”